Title
Drivers of environmental change in uplands
Description
The uplands are a crucial source of ecosystem services, such as water provision, carbon retention, maintenance of biodiversity, provision of recreation value and cultural heritage. This puts them in the focus of both environmental and social scientists as well as practitioners and land managers.. This volume brings together a wealth of knowledge of the British uplands from diverse but interrelated fields of study, clearly demonstrating their importance in 21st Century Britain, and indicating how we may through interdisciplinary approaches meet the challenges provided by past and future drivers of environmental change. The upland environments are subject to change. They face imminent threats as well as opportunities from pressures such as climate change, changes in land management and related changes in fire risk, increases in erosion and water colour, degradation of habitats, altered wildlife and recreational value, as well as significant changes in the economy of these marginal areas. This book presents up-to-date scientific background information, addresses policy related issues and lays out pressing land management questions. A number of world-class experts provide a review of cutting-edge natural and social science and an assessment of past, current and potential future management strategies, policies and other drivers of change. After appraisal of key concepts and principles, chapters provide specific examples and applications by focussing on UK upland areas and specifically the Peak District National Park as a key example for other highly valuable upland regions.
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Book details
Language
English
Author
Aletta Bonn
Editor
Klaus Hubacek
Editor
Jon Stewart
Editor
Tim Allott

UK uplands; drivers of change; eco-systems services

Availability
20th November 2008
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISBN
9780415447799
Publisher
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Date of publication
01 January 2008
Place of publication
Abingdon
Series title
Routledge series in ecological economics
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Postprint
Harvard
Bonn, Aletta et al Author (2008) Drivers of environmental change in uplands. Abingdon: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
Vancouver
Bonn Aletta et al (Author). Drivers of environmental change in uplands. Abingdon: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group; 2008.